A study, often using statistics, that identifies and draws relationships between various characters or people within a specific historical, social, or literary context: "an authentic tour de force of historical writing: part intellectual history, part cultural history, part prosopography" (Josiah Bunting III).
[Greek prosōpon, character (pros-, pros- + ōps, ōp-, face; see okw- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots) + -GRAPHY.]
pros′o·po·graphi·cal (-pə-grăfĭ-kəl) adj.
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